Monday, January 31, 2011

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Helplessness Blues MP3

Brand spankin new Fleet Foxes - what really could be better for a Monday eh? Not much - this song shines and makes you giddy for the May 3rd release of the sophmore disc 'Helplessness Blues' via Sup Pop Records. This is an album alot of the indie music world have been waiting for and have already been saying that it will be something special. From the sounds of the Helplessness Blues track I have a feeling Fleet Foxes just might rule the indie music scene in 2011. Quality Music at its best. Thank You Fleet Foxes!!!!!!!!!!!

White Lies - Holy Ghost

Holy Ghost MP3

Here is White Lies - Ritual Tracklisting
Is Love
Bigger Than Us
Peace & Quiet
Holy Ghost
Turn The Bells
The Power And The Glory
Bad Love
Come Down

Esben and the Witch - Warpath

Warpath MP3

Marching Song MP3

Esben and the Witch debut album 'Violet Cries' is released in the USA February 8th, 2011 via Matador Records. When listening too Esben and the Witch you get the feeling of something evil but at the same time you get the feeling of something good. Almost like : Good + Evil = Great.

Here is what NME has to say about Violet Cries,
"Disregard what you’ve heard, then, about Brighton trio Esben And The Witch being the UK’s newest vault creatures – because, crucially, they’re gothic rather than goth, and possessed of a much more beguiling aesthetic. To immerse yourself in ‘Violet Cries’ is more akin to entering a Ye Olde English fairy tale than some trashy vampire fiction, like discovering a weighty, weathered tome that lies under several thick inches of dust and recounts a distant age.

On opening track ‘Argyria’, for example (about the condition that causes the skin to take on a bluish hue after exposure to silver) singer Rachel Davies mutates into an eerie group of disembodied spirits and “metallic voices, gleaming white and breeding light”, while on ‘Light Streams’ she vows to “hunt the one that burnt out the beacon” in a voice that wavers from stern to histrionic."

The Courteeners - You Overdid It Doll

The band's second album Falcon was released on February 22,2010. This was preceded by a single "You Overdid It Doll" on February 15, 2010. The album was well received by the British music press with NME awarding the album 8/10 and both Mojo & Q Magazines giving the album 4-star reviews. The Courteeners are from Manchester and now have two albums under their belts. Lets just see how long it takes them to crack the old US of A.

Girls - Heartbreaker

Here is a track from Girls off of Broken Dreams Club EP. Girls hail from San Francisco and have been getting high praise from the likes of pitchfork and such.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mumford and Songs - Little Lion Man

Little Lion Man MP3

One of the big risers in the music scene over the past couple of years. You have to feel it is Mumford and Sons unique and more original sound that makes them stand out and is getting people excited about them. Little Lion Man comes from 'Sigh No More' which has received an unlimited amount of praise from the music world. The kind of music that when listened too could really change you. If you haven't had a chance to listen and check oiut Mumford and Sons there is no better time.

Here is another free download White Blank Page

Also Prettymuchamazing has Winter Winds as a free download as well.

Once again this is just quality music and Mumford and Sons are truly one of those special bands that only come around once every 10 or so years. Enjoy all the free downloads and do yourself a favour go out and purchase Sigh No More and better yet go purchase 2 copies and share one with a friend and spread the word about the great music.

Jonsi - Time To Pretend (MGMT Cover)

Time to Pretend MP3

The last song you would think Jonsi would cover but it is great haha.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Crookes - Backseat Lovers

Not sure how I missed the boat on these guys. Fantastic song I am loving it.
The band formed in 2008, naming themselves after the suburb Crookes in Sheffield where the guitarists Alex Saunders and Daniel Hopewell met before later recruiting George Waite on vocals and Russell Bates on drums.

NME Magazine has championed the band, describing how “a band this good are unlikely to remain obscure for long. 'Backseat Lovers' comes from Dreams of Another Day album.

"They are kings of romance (an important part of the New Pop brewing around the UK)... There is something almost subversive about their odd mix of influences (The Smiths/’60s girl groups/’50s rock and roll)... It’s the romance of the Seine, of walking in the Peaks; or lying on your back reading and daydreaming."
Steve Lamacq

Also found a free download of 'Yes, Yes we're magicians'

Broken Social Scene - World Sick

World Sick MP3

Some of my favourite fellow Canadians. Even with 'World Sick' being almost 7 minutes in length it is great.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Say Hi - Trees Are a Swayin'

I have never listened to a song by Say Hi until today. Today I checked out 'Trees Are a Swayin' from the new album Um, Uh Oh - and I thought the song was gorgeous. Loved it. I will check out more later, Paste gave a nice review of the new album that can be checked out here

Iron & Wine - Walking Far From Home

Iron & Wine - Walking Far From Home

Iron & Wine - Walking Far From Home - Single released for Sam Beam's upcoming album Kiss Each Other Clean

Foster The People - Helena Beat

Foster The People - Helena Beat

Foster The People’s debut EP titled Pumped Up Kicks was just released this week. Great chance to check these guys out now.

White Lies - Is Love

White Lies - Is Love (Stereogum Remix)MP3

Here is White Lies song 'Is Love'. The free version is a stereogum remix and the youtube is from the album Ritual. I actually like the remix version much better.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Happy Birthday!

It's late in the evening
She's wondering what clothes to wear
She puts on her make up
And brushes her long blonde hair

And then she asks me
Do I look alright
And I say yes, you look wonderful tonight

We go a party
And everyone turns to see
This beautiful lady
That's walking around with me
And then she asks me
Do you feel alright
And I say yes, I feel wonderful tonight

I feel wonderful
Because I see the love light in your eyes
And the wonder of it all
Is that you just don't realize
How much I love you

It's time to go home now
And I've got an aching head
So I give her the car keys
She helps me to bed
And then I tell her
As I turn out the light
I say my darling, you were wonderful tonight
Oh my darling, you were wonderful tonight

A star up in the sky goes slowly passing by,
The lights below...they spell out your name.
You're comfort on my mind and you're with me all the time.
And lot's of feeling that I can't explain.

I won't spend another night alone.

Out of every girl I meet, no other can compete
I'd ditch em all for a night with you.
I know you don't believe you mean this much to me
But I promise you that you do.

If I had one wish this is what it would be...
I'd ask you to spend all your time with me,
That we'd be together forever.
We'd buy a small house in south central l.a.
Raise lots of kids then we'd both join a gang
Just as long as we're together.

The things you make me wanna do
I'd rob a quik-e-mart for you
I'd go to the pound and let all the cats go free
Just as long as you'd be with me.

Starting today we're on holiday
Everybody sees you in the wrong way
No one else sees you my way

Your gazes cripple me
Keep life a mystery
I don't want it to change
Just keep them coming my way
That's all a lie
I can't rationalise
The further I slide
I can't seem to get back to your side
'Cos you're a summer child
And I'm a winter mild
I can't stay with the heat
As you blossom out around me

What if there is nothing after this?

Your gazes cripple me
Keep life a mystery
I don't want it to change
Just keep 'em coming my way

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bright Eyes - Haile Selassie

'Haile Selassie' comes from the upcoming new release from Bright Eyes 'The People's Key'

Take a listen here

Cloud Nothings - Leave You Forever

Leave You Forever

Here is yet another Cloud Nothings tune and as you can see I am somewhat of a fan of this group. This is not featured on the self titled debut album that was just released but still a great tune. Fun fun song if you turn it up loud.

Cloud Nothings - Understand At All

Cloud Nothings - Understand At All

Hear is what the lead singer Dylan Baldi has to say about the process of writing 'Understand At All'. "I was struggling a lot while I was in the writing process for the self-titled record, but then I played the chords that open this song. Right away I was launched into a more creative mindset, and everything came together from there. I'm particularly proud of this song because I think it sums up all my influences pretty nicely, but comes off sounding only like a Cloud Nothings song."

The Strokes - Angles

It is official The Strokes have now announced their new album 'Angles' which is set to release March 22nd, 2011. 'Under Cover of Darkness' is set to be the lead single off of the album. If you are like me you can't can't wait for March 22nd to roll around.

Here is the track listing:
01. Machu Picchu

02. Under Cover of Darkness

03. Two Kinds of Happiness

04. You’re So Right

05. Taken For A Fool

06. Games

07. Call Me Back

08. Gratisfaction 

09. Metabolism
10. Life Is Simple In The Moonlight

Here is an oldie 'Someday' performed on Letterman

The Streets - Cyberspace and Reds (Mixtape)

The Streets - Cyberspace and Reds (Mixtape)

13 Streets songs for free can't beat this. Mike Skinner delivers a nice free mixtape here and a few standout tracks that have some videos attached at the bottom of the post. As promised, Mike Skinner aka The Streets has delivered an album-length mixtape, Cyberspace and Reds, before the arrival of his supposed last album, Computers and Blues which will be released in February.

1 “Came In Through The Door” (Feat Kano)
2 “4 O’clock”
3 “Don’t Hide Away” (Feat Wiley, Rinse And Ice Kid)
4 “Too Numb” (Feat Roxxxan)
5 “Backseat Barz” (Feat Loudmouth)
6 “Tidy Nice And Neat” (Feat Ghost Poet)
7 “The Morning After The Day Off On One” (Feat Trim)
8 “Cinema Barz” (Feat Jammer)
9 “Breakbat Barz” (Scru Fizzer)
10 “Something To Hide”
11 “Robots Are Taking Over” (Feat Envy And Elro)
12 “Cross That Line” (Feat Fumin)
13 “Minding My Own” (Feat Wretch32)

Here is the Video to 'Something to Hide' more of a poem then a song but quite interesting.

Here is the video to '4 O'Clock'

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Klaxons - Echoes

Klaxon's - Echoes

I was sifting through Amazon's Free Music Downloads today and pretty much pulled 3 decent songs off of there to post here on FPT. Klaxons 'Echoes' is a powerful tune off of Surfing the Void album which was released in the US back on September 21, 2010.

Destroyer - Chinatown

Destroyer - Chinatown

Kaputt is Dan Bejar’s ninth LP under the Destroyer moniker and is released today via Merge Records

Deerhoof - Super Duper Rescue Heads !

Super Duper Rescue Heads! MP3

Amazon has Deerhoof's 'Super Duper Rescue Heads!' up as a free download now. This is taken from the upcoming release of Deerhoof vs Evil via Polyvinyl Records. Super Duper Rescue Heads! is a little more listener friendly compared to past releases of Deerhoof.

Peter, Bjorn and John - Gimme Some

Peter, Bjorn and John - Second Chance
Here is the video for Second Chance. Well not really a video but more like a place to hear the tune.

Breaker, Breaker - MP3
This is a fun song - nice and short and to the point as well, cool video to go with it as well.

Gimme Some is Peter Bjorn and John's sixth album. Both Second Chance and Breaker, Breaker are free downloads off of the record.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Brother - Darling Buds of May

Darling Buds of May

The Downplayer - Free Music Daily

I don't usually post anything from The Downplayer because I like to have MP3's that will last more then a day. But as for today I thought they had a great bunch of songs posted as free downloads so Thought I would make mention of the site and post a link to the site. Some key Free downloads today from:

Glasvegas, The Black Keys, Foster The People, Cold War Kids, Ryan Adams, Peter, Bjorn & John, and a few others.

The object of this site is to post 10 Free Music Downloads daily and usually they are pretty decent tunes so you may want to bookmark this site for future reference.

Yuck - Coconut Bible

Coconut Bible MP3

It's the B-side to the UK single for Yuck cut "Holing Out". Crazy good song and crazy that this song didn't make Yuck's debut album, and that this is a B-Side. They are giving the track away for free via the band's blog. Yuck will be one of the big new comers to track in 2011 releasing their self titled debut album Yuck February 15, 2011 via Fat Possum Records

Air Waves - Knock Out

Air Waves - Knockout

'Knock Out' is taken from Air Waves debut album 'Dungeon Dots' which was released November 30, 2010 via Underwater Peoples Records. This album has somewhat went under the radar and should be checked out. Pretty good tune with Knock Out

James Vincent McMorrow - Early In The Morning

James Vincent McMorrow releases his debut album 'Early In The Morning' via Vagrant Records, January 25th, 2011. I have to be honest after listening to the complete album for the third time the other day I was like Wow this guy has a voice and a song writing talent that will sell him some records.

To start off Early in the Morning with 'If I Had a Boat' you get the sense of what a talented song writer McMorrow is and it keeps you wanting more and more. Some other highlights on the album for me were 'Sparrow And The Wolf' and 'We Don't Eat' but the song that really captured my attention from the album was 'From The Woods!!'. The ending of that song was about the strongest ending to a song that I can remember.

I am sure the comparisons to some other artists are out there but I just can't drop any names to compare James Vincent McMorrow to, as I think his song writing talent and voice are truely unique. With this release JVM will surely have a very good 2011.

Here is the track listing for Early In The Morning:
1 If I Had a Boat (FREE DOWNLOAD)
2 Hear the Noise That Moves So Soft and Low
3 Sparrow and the Wolf
4 Breaking Hearts
5 We Don’t Eat
6 This Old Dark Machine
7 Follow You Down to the Red Oak Tree
8 Down the Burning Ropes
9 From the Woods!!
10 And If My Heart Should Somehow Stop
11 Early In the Morning, I’ll Come Calling

Akron/Family - Silly Bears


OK both the free download and then the youtube video are pretty much opposite in comparison but I think they are both awesome. Love the Electric guitar in the download version but at the same time love the nice friendly happy version in the video. Akron/Family S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT comes out February 8th from Dead Oceans.

The Vaccines - Post Break Up Sex

The Vaccines - 'Post Break Up Sex' Single is out today in the UK. Obviously I am loving these guys this is the third post about them in the last month. I can't wait to get a hold of the album 'What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?' as I am expected an epic album. In my mind I have this in the same category as The Strokes 'Is This It' we shall see only time will tell now. Here is the track listing once again for the debut album from The Vaccines

Wreckin' Bar
If You Wanna
A Lack Of Understanding
Blow It Up
Post Break-Up Sex
Under Your Thumb
All In White
Wolf Pack
Family Friend

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Beady Eye - The Roller

Looking forward to the release of 'Different Gear, Still Speeding' on Feb 28th. Here is the first single the Roller. Here is the Track listing for the album:

Four Letter Word
The Roller
Beatles And Stones
Wind Up Dream
Bring The Light
For Anyone
Kill For A Dream
Standing On The Edge Of The Noise
Three Ring Circus
The Beat Goes On
The Morning Son

Twin Shadow - Castles In The Snow

Twin Shadow - Castles In The Snow

Your my favourite day dream......

Friday, January 21, 2011

Fang Island - Life Coach

I am a big fan of Fang Island and loved the single 'Daisy' but now listening to 'Life Coach' it is tough to decide which song is better. Some good music here.

Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks

Pumped Up Kicks MP3

I am a little late to the Foster the People club but finally checked them out and grabbed a copy of their Foster The People EP which includes 'Pumped Up Kicks' along with 'Houdini' and 'Helena Beat'. All three are pretty fun songs and I am quite happy to own me a copy of the EP.

of Montreal - Coquet Coquette

Coquet Coquette MP3

Here is the latest Of Montreal 'Coquet Coquette' from the False Priest album.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

British Sea Power - Living Is So Easy


Just have to sign up with your email address on British Sea Power's website for the free download. It is under where it says List - Register here for exclusive newsboosts and updates:

Here is the video for Living is so Easy

Metric - Gimme Sympathy

Metric - Gimme Sympathy FREE DOWNLOAD

A little Canadian flavour for the day. New age Blondie --- Something like that perhaps.

Spoon - Got Nuffin

Spoon - Got Nuffin FREE DOWNLOAD

I pretty much adore this song. I think it is strong from start to finish and usually makes me want to listen a 2nd time. If you are a big Chuck fan this song comes from season 3 episode 4 just in case you were wondering.

Here is a cool live version

Here is the album version for your listening

Freelance Whales - Enzymes

Freelance Whales - Enzymes FREE DOWNLOAD

Also can get Freelance Whales - Day Off song on there for free as well. Not bad sound from these guys. Well worth a listen.

Here is the Enyzmes song

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Band of Horses - FREE DOWNLOADS


Infinite Arms (Live) FREE DOWNLOAD


Infinite Arms Performed Live from Grand Central Terminal, NY

The Go! Team – T.O.R.N.A.D.O.


The Go! Team – T.O.R.N.A.D.O. from the new album Rolling Blackouts which is out now.

The Streets - Going Through Hell

FREE DOWNLOAD This is the Diplo Remix

This is from supposibly The Streets fifth and final record Computers and Blues which is set for a February 7th release.

Vampire Weekend - Fight For This Love

Fight For This Love - FREE DOWNLOAD

Another cover song from VW. This is Ezra Koening’s second favourite song, by U.K. songstress Cheryl Cole.

Julian Casablancas - I Wish It Was Christmas Today

Not sure if this song is called 'Christmas Treat' or 'I Wish It Was Christmas Today' Anyways I found it at emusic so if you have an account there you can grab it for 49 cents. I know we just had Christmas and all but finding this song is like having Christmas all over again one month later. Awesome song though makes me very excited for the new Strokes - Angels due out March 22nd.

Here is the artwork for I Wish It Was Christmas Today.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Harlem - Friendly Ghost

Friendly Ghost - FREE DOWNLOAD

I like to try to get 3 songs in everyday and today this would be number 3.
I really like Harlem's track 'Friendly Ghost', I haven't checked out the rest of the album but stumbled across this and thought it was great. Well that's all for today, tomorrow will bring some more free tunes.

Wavves - Mutant


Wavves track 'Mutant' replaced "Mickey Mouse" on the Australian pressing of "King of The Beach".

Cut Copy - Where I'm Going

Cut Copy - Where I'm Going - FREE DOWNLOAD

Pick up Cut Copy's 'Where I'm Going' Free download from their site. Pretty catchy song and worth your email address and a minute of your time to snag it.

Monday, January 17, 2011

White Lies - Bigger Than Us


Found this download for 'Bigger Than Us' over at Amazon. 'Bigger Than Us' comes from the new White Lies album 'Ritual' that is released well actually tomorrow (Jan.18.2011) so he is a jumpstart on the album. The video is pretty cool just hate that it is a VEVO video with the stupid advertising at the first. From what I have heard and read Ritual is a let down from To Lose My Life...

But you can be the judge of that. As for this tune I would give it a 6/10 myself.

Holy Ghost! - Do It Again


Here is a pretty solid just fun song from Holy Ghost! The Debut LP album due out in the Spring of this year.

Julian Casablancas - Out Of The Blue

I can't wait for the new Strokes record to come out. But for now I take what I can get and 'Out of the Blue' is a pretty darn good Rockin' tune.

Free Energy - Hope Child


Rolled across this song and thought it was pretty decent for a free song - come to find out this band is from Philly to top things off. So since my Eagles are one and done in the playoffs at least something from Philly will move on for another week. Here is what Scott Wells (guitarist) says about his bands music....
Here comes America’s new folk music. “I don’t know what else is,” says Scott Wells, the quintet’s guitarist. “I think our national folk music is different types of pop music and probably the most perennially successful [pop] music is classic rock. It’s something everyone has in common. Even if you don’t like the music, you know it.”

Here is the track listing for Free Energy's debut album 'Stuck on Nothing'

1 Free Energy
2 Dream City
3 Bang Pop
4 All I Know
5 Bad Stuff
6 Dark Trance
7 Young Hearts
8 Light Love
9 Hope Child
10 Wild Wind

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Cold War Kids - Louder Than Ever


Vampire Weekend - Ruby Soho


Vampire Weekend cover Rancid 'Ruby Soho'. Not the best cover but not bad either.

Glasvegas - The World is Yours


This is only a free download in Europe which is very unfortunate for us here in the rest of the world. But for all you Europeans enjoy the download. This is from the new Glasvegas album 'EUPHORIC /// HEARTBREAK \\\'

Here is the track listing for 'EUPHORIC /// HEARTBREAK \\\' which is set to release April 4th.

'Pain Pain, Never Again'
'The World Is Yours'
'Shine Like Stars'
'Whatever Hurts You Through The Night'
'Stronger Than Dirt (Homosexuality pt.2)'
'Dream Dream Dreaming'
'I Feel Wrong (Homosexuality pt.1)'
'Euphoria, Take My Hand'
'Lots Sometimes'

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Vaccines - If You Wanna


The Vaccines are one band I cannot wait for music in 2011. This song has a hint of Johnny Cash to it one I listened first off. The London bands first album 'What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?' is set to release at the end of March. Here is the track listing of the album.

'Wreckin' Bar'
'If You Wanna'
'A Lack Of Understanding'
'Blow It Up'
'Post Break-Up Sex'
'Under Your Thumb'
'All In White'
'Wolf Pack'
'Family Friend'

Elbow - Friend of Ours

Was listening to this on the way to work and thought it was a nice little song. Here is some interesting song facts I found on this particular song:

This song was written about Elbow's late friend, Manchester songwriter Bryan Glancy, who died in 2006. The album was also titled in honor of Glancy. The "Seldom Seen Kid" originally was a character from a Damon Runyon book. Frontman Guy Garvey explained in an interview with The Sun March 14, 2008 that Glancy was an extraordinary person and when he died the whole of Manchester mourned him: "He was best man for seven people, including singer songwriter David Gray. He was friends with homeless dudes who walked the streets and was friends with millionaire rock stars. His funeral was the biggest the Jewish cemetery had ever seen. The title is just a gentle way of dedicating the record to him but it's more about celebrating life than mourning death. If you lose a friend it makes you appreciate all the others."

The Bravery - Slow Poison


Here is a free download of Slow Poison (Drop The Lime Remix) and here is the original version and youtube video.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tokyo Police Club - Wait Up (Boots of Danger)


This is a Passion Pit Remix of the tune. I have to say I like the original much better but this isn't too bad though. Worth a free download. Here is the original to listen too on Youtube

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Heart In Your Heartbreak

Here is the new single from The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Great sound and look out for their sophomore album, 'Belong', due in late March.

Dead Man's Bones - Pa Pa Power

My love affair with Ryan Gosling continues..............well really I just love his band great great sound. I had to listen to this song 5 times in a row today.

Dead Man's Bones is a band with actor Ryan Gosling and his friend Zach Shields. Their first album, Dead Man's Bones was released on October 6, 2009. The entire album is a collaboration with the Silverlake Conservatory Children’s Choir started by Flea. Gosling performs under the alias "Baby Goose"

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tapes 'n Tapes - Freak Out


Here is a tune from Tapes N' Tapes new album 'Outside' called Freak Out. This song is comparible to stuff I used to here on their debut album The Loon. Good song and thanks to prettymuchamazing for the Free download link.

Mogwai - Rano Pano


Another day another free download. Thanks to drowned in sound for the link. Mogwai have been around for awhile and are one of those big famous Scottish bands floating around. Being a huge Travis fan the Scottish music sound is very pleasing to me. Rano Pano is a song off of the new album Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will.

The Dears - Blood


Degeneration Street, the fifth album from The Dears, delivers the passion and soul that has earned the band the adoration of fans and critics worldwide. From the electrifying nihilist pop anthem “Thrones,” to the star-scraping heights of “Galactic Tides;” from the grimy opener “Omega Dog,” to the Motown sci-fi of “Lamentation,” Degeneration Street is, definitively, The Dears.

Here is The Dears performing 'Blood' Live from Mexico

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Vampire Weekend - Horchata

I am sure you will be wanting one of these Mexican drinks once you listen to the song. Anyways, this is the the new highly anticipated follow-up to Vampire Weekend's debut. Horchata is a catchy song and by far my favourite on Vampire Weekends second album 'Contra'. Contra was a bit of a downer for me compared to VW's self-titled debut but this is still worth a free download.

Beach House - Norway

Here is a link to a free tune from Beach House. The Teen Dream album was one of my favourites in 2010. Norway is a great song off of the album and thought I would share the free download.

Cloud Nothings - Hey Cool Kid


Cleveland's Cloud Nothings is a buzzing 19-year-old Dylan Baldi. He really knows how to write a good pop song. Cloud Nothings ample use of distortion, you'll find some remarkably catchy melodies that form the core of these exceptionally fun songs. Cloud Nothings is really just fuzzed up power-pop with swagger.

Less than a year ago, 19 year-old Dylan Baldi was just another Cleveland college student who dabbled in recording songs in his parents' basement during evenings and on weekends. When a course in audio recording didn't quite prove to be his thing - intriguing given his later proficiency in home-recording - he dropped out and “started doing this instead”. As things turned out, "this" quickly became Cloud Nothings, and one excellently-received EP and a couple of limited-edition singles later, Wichita have now compiled the lot on the thirteen-track Turning On LP

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Naked and Famous - Crazy Yes Dumb No


OK the only reason I am posting a song from The Naked and Famous for the third straight day is because I found it as a free download. If you 'like' these guys on Facebook they will give you a free download of Crazy Yes Dumb No.

Passion Pit - All These Trees


All These Trees” is Passion Pit’s first new (non remix) song since their debut LP, Manners, was released last year. Manners was a top notch album and it will be tough to compete against that but this song isn't too bad.

Summer Camp - Ghost Train

Here is another band and song to check out. I like the sound alot and will be checking out more stuff from these guys. Summer Camp are a London duo Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey. Their first single, Ghost Train, was released in April 2010.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Naked and Famous - Punching in a Dream

Back to back days with songs from these guys. They are just catchy what more can I say. I promise I will be back with a different group tomorrow.

Friday, January 7, 2011

The Naked and Famous - Young Blood


Another thanks to Pretty Much Amazing for this free download. Most could say this is simalar to MGMT or Passion Pit and some say somewhat of a rip off of MGMT but nah I don't think so. Just a fun song nothing stolen here. Their single "Young Blood" debuted on the New Zealand chart at number one in 2010 being the first New Zealand artist in three years to do so. Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith are the driving force behind the five member band.

Tennis - Marathon


Here is another nice and pretty tune.
Found the free download over at and here is a little write up at what they had to say about Tennis

"Aside from a great band name, Denver’s Tennis have one of the best, most legendary origin stories I’ve ever heard – a husband and wife team who decided to write music together after spending six months on a duo boat voyage and finding any other way of communicating their experience ineffective, Tennis make that kind of music that’s trendy because it’s so timeless. Singer and keyboardist Alaina Moore’s voice has that endlessly sweet, girl group quality, especially apparent on songs like “Marathon,” rightfully the band’s biggest blog hit, where it’s put front and center over clap ‘n snap percussion; her husband Patrick Riley’s simple, sunny guitar work is in that echoey, reverb-y style that recalls Grizzly Bear or the Walkmen."

Grouplove - Colours


Grouplove's EP is coming out January 25th. Grouplove's single 'Colours' is a very catchy song right from the start. Here is a little history on the band that I took from

"Hannah Hooper met Christian Zucconi late one evening on the lower east side of Manhattan. They had both been living in New York for years and had never crossed paths before. But from that night forward the two could hardly be pulled apart. Soon after their connection Hooper was invited to an art residency in Greece on the island of Crete and Hooper insists “without any hesitation” she invited Zucconi to join her on this journey. “Seriously, we had only known one another for a few days but are both so inspired and alive when we are together that going to Greece seemed like a magical and natural thing to do” recalls Zucconi.

On Crete, in a small remote mountain village, Hooper and Zucconi met the members of their future band “GROUPLOVE” a year before it was officially formed. Sean Gadd, a natural songwriter and guitar player, born and bred in London instantly bonded with the two eccentric New Yorkers. Their relationship became apparent through the music they were making day in and day out. Andrew Wessen, a pro surfer and musician from Los Angeles and his childhood friend Ryan Rabin, an accomplished drummer and producer, were also at the residency and quickly joined in with the musical trio. These five musicians make up the members of what we now know as GROUPLOVE .

Like all good things, the summer and the residency came to an end and the five friends scattered back to their homes all over the globe. With Sean in London, Christian and Hannah in Brooklyn and Ryan and Andrew in Los Angeles GROUPLOVE was faced with the challenge of what to do now."

Brother - Time Machine


There is the link to Brother's website and you just have to sign up for their mailing list and you get to pick up a free download of 'Time Machine'. This is another one of those bands to lookout for in 2011. They are already NME darlings and are claiming that they want to be the biggest band in the world. Also lots have compared them as the little brother of Oasis. Sounds pretty decent to me so far but Oasis? Nah

Thursday, January 6, 2011

FPT Top 60 Albums of 2010

These top albums of the year lists are great, everyone has their own favourites and opinions of what they like best. Here is my list of what I thought was best in 2010. Agree or Disagree????? Feel Free

FPT 2010 Best Albums
1 - The National - High Violet
2 - Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
3 - Beach House - Teen Dream
4 - Radio Dept. - Clinging to a Scheme
5 - The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt
6 - Delorean - Subiza
7 - The Morning Benders - Big Echo
8 - The Black Keys - Brothers
9 - These New Puritans - Hidden
10 - Foals - Total Life Forever
11 - Surfer Blood - Astro Coast
12 - Yeasayer - Odd Blood
13 - Jonsi - Go
14 - Broken Bells - Broken Bells
15 - Wild Nothing - Gemini
16 - Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz
17 - Sleigh Bells - Treats
18 - Local Natives - Gorilla Manor
19 - Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
20 - Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record
21 - Stars - The Fire Ghosts
22 - Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
23 - Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
24 - Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
25 - Warpaint - The Fool
26 - Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
27 - Beach Fossils - Beach Fossils
28 - Spoon - Transference
29 - Antony & The Johnsons - Swanlights
30 - The Drums - The Drums
31 - Tokyo Police Club - Champ
32 - Best Coast - Crazy For You
33 - Vampire Weekend - Contra
34 - The New Pornographers - Together
35 - Fang Island - Fang Island
36 - Owen Pallett - Heartland
37 - The Walkmen - Lisbon
38 - Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
39 - Klaxons - Surfing The Void
40 - Caribou - Swim
41 - Wolf Parade - Expo 86
42 - No Age - Everything in Between
43 - Wavves - King of the Beach
44 - The Coral - The Butterfly House
45 - Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo
46 - The Concretes - WYWH
47 - Glasser - Ring
48 - Liars - Sisterworld
49 - Twin Shadow - Forget
50 - Baths - Cerulean
51 - Interpol - Interpol
52 - Brandon Flowers - Flamingo
53 - Frightened Rabbit - The Winter of Mixed Drinks
54 - Male Bonding - Nothing Hurts
55 - Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be
56 - LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening
57 - The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang
58 - Of Montreal - False Priest
59 - The Dead Weather - Sea of Cowards
60 - Fran Healy - Wreckorder

Fang Island - Daisy

Here is a great song from Fang Island's selftitled album called Daisy. This has to be up there with one of the best songs of 2010, and the video is somewhat fun as well.

British Sea Power - Who's In Control


Here is the track list for the new album

Valhalla Dancehall
1) Who’s In Control
2) We Are Sound
3) Georgie Ray
4) Stunde Null
5) Mongk II
6) Luna
7) Baby
8) Living Is So Easy
9) Observe The Skies
10) Cleaning Out The Rooms
11) Thin Black Sail
12) Once More Now
13) Heavy Water

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

FPT's Most Anticipated Albums of 2011

Here are my top 20 albums I am looking forward to in 2011. With this line up 2011 should be a great year in music, especially if Radiohead gives the world some shinny new tunes.

FPT's Most Anticipated Albums of 2011

1 - Radiohead - TBA
2 - The Strokes - TBA
3 - The Streets - Computers and Blues 2/7?
4 - The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? 3/31
5 - Beady Eye - Different Gear, Still Speeding 2/28
6 - The Rural Alberta Advantage - Departing 3/1
7 - Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee, Vol. 2
8 - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong
9 - Bright Eyes - The People's Key 2/15
10 - The Shins - TBA
11 - Coldplay - TBA
12 - My Morning Jacket - TBA
13 - Fleet Foxes - TBA
14 - Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys! 3/7
15 - The Decemberists - The King is Dead 1/18
16 - The Go! Team - Rolling Blackouts 2/14
17 - Bon Iver - TBA
18 - British Sea Power - Valhalla Dancehall
19 - Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean 1/25
20 - The Avalanches - TBA

Here is a list of the Rest of the best of 2011

Fiona Apple - TBA
James Blake - James Blake 2/7
Cloud Nothings - Cloud Nothings 1/24
Death Cab For Cutie - Codes and Keys
Foo Fighters - TBA
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake 2/15
Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will 2/15
Panda Bear - Tomboy
R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now 3/7
The Twilight Singers - Dynamite Steps 2/15
Kanye West & Jay-Z - Watch the Throne
U2 - Songs of Ascent
Beck - TBA
Black Lips - TBA
Cake - Showroom of Compassion 1/11
Cornershop - Cornershop & The Double O Groove Of
Deerhoof - Deerhoof vs Evil 1/25
The Good, The Bad, & The Queen - TBA
The Kills - TBA
Neon Indian - TBA
Noah & The Whale - TBA
Okkervil River - TBA
Beth Orton - TBA
Red Hot Chili Peppers - TBA
White Lies - Ritual 1/18
The Get Up Kids - There Are Rules 1/25

Obviously when more albums are announced to come out this list could change and also some of these albums could be pushed back until 2012. Please feel free to comment on the albums you are most looking forward to hearing in 2011.

Delorean - Stay Close


Sweeping storage units on a Saturday really helped me become fond of Delorean's Subiza album. Pretty artsy video to go with the song.

The Streets - ***end of the year and cheers***

Merry Christmas, Happy Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah, Happy whatever and a very Happy New Year. This is from my buddy Mike Skinner. Can't wait for the new album 'Computers and Blues'

Computers and Blues is reportedly the final album that Mike Skinner will make under the Streets moniker. On the website for the album, Skinner describes it variously as "45 minutes of 130 bpm style straight spittin'," "dancing music to drink tea to," and "influenced by the future." Leading up to its release, Skinner distributed several tracks via his Twitter account, saying "I can't be bothered with all this trying to sell you music. It wastes valuable time." Whether or not these tracks will be included on the album, they make it clear that he is trying to steer his project back toward the Original Pirate Material glory days before he calls it quits.

Badly Drawn Boy - Too Many Miracles


insound is one of my favourite online music stores and they have a great selection of free downloads. I will continue to pick and choose what I want to post on FPT. Big fan of Badly Drawn Boy and this is a pretty good song off of the new album - It's What I'm Thinking. For me it is hard to compare this album to the debut album of The Hour of Bewilderbeast and then the Have You Fed The Fish albums those two are some of my favourites. But as for a straight up song Too Many Miracles is not too shabby.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Concretes - Good Evening FREE Download

Good Evening is from The Concretes new album WYWH. Good song and definitly worth a free download.

Beach Fossils - The Horse

The Beach Fossils are a unique sound but the self titled album also can all sound fairly simalar to each song. I really like 'The Horse' song and think it is often an overlooked tune on the album.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Streets - Dry Your Eyes

Big fan of Mike Skinner and can't wait for the new Streets album to come out. This tune is a few years old now but it is great every listen.